Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Hilton Head does not need arts campus

Voters overwhelmingly rejected a sales tax increase in November to fund an “arts campus” on Hilton Head Island. Two weeks after that vote and one month following Hurricane Matthew, the town hired a consulting firm and will soon hire an arts director to “educate” the public on why we need what they’re selling — an arts district.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Congress must keep Medicare as is

Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly stated that he would protect Social Security and Medicare from any attempts to weaken those earned-benefit programs. In New Hampshire Trump said, “It’s not fair to the people who have been paying in for years” and in Milwaukee he declared: “We’re going to save your Social Security and we’re going to save your Medicare.”

Letters to the Editor

Letter: SC needs our true fair share

A recent writer expresses concern over a provision in South Carolina’s property tax law that prevents seniors from getting “our fair share.” As one of those seniors, I wonder: what is our fair share? Do we deserve more, simply because we attained a certain age, than working individuals, struggling parents, or children? What is their fair share?

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Trump tone deaf on ethics

News coverage throughout the presidential campaign and now the first few weeks of this administration has paid considerable attention to ethical issues. These include full disclosure of conflicts of interest surrounding President Donald Trump, his family, White House staff and cabinet appointees.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Travel ban for nation’s safety

My condolences and sympathies to Democratic politicians and followers for not being able to accept Donald Trump’s victory. I know it’s a bitter pill as I had to endure Barack Obama’s victories. As time goes by, it will become less upsetting. Just look at the bright side: it’s only eight years.

Videos

Transplanted Midwesterner makes a mean Brunswick stew

Tucked between the barbecue purveyors at the 8th annual Bands Brews and BBQ festival in Port Royal on Feb. 25, 2017 was Mike Reilley's booth, featuring free samples his KC Mike's Smokin' Brunswick Stew. Here, the former Missourian turned Beaufort resident describes how he used his Midwestern barbecue-making skills to concoct a Brunswick stew recipe that even pleases his wife, Nancy, who grew up eating Brunswick stew in Atlanta.
Jay Karr Staff video
Transplanted Midwesterner makes a mean Brunswick stew 1:25

Transplanted Midwesterner makes a mean Brunswick stew

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The real Greene Street

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May River High dedicates memorial garden to Grace Sulak

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Shuck yeah? Southern Charm star Shep Rose and best bud Andrew Carmines share shuckin' secrets